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The Cosmic Campground In New Mexico Is A Sanctuary For Star Gazers

A remote campground in southwest New Mexico has recently become a sanctuary for star gazers seeking a pristine night sky at a time when the rapid spread of light pollution prevents more than half of the world’s population from seeing … Continue reading

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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Mexican Company Could Benefit From Construction Of Border Wall

While Mexico has said it would never agree to pay for the border wall proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, analysts say a Mexican company could profit from its construction. CEMEX is a global leader in cement construction with … Continue reading

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Panama Canal Expansion: Challenge And Opportunity For Southwest Economy

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Panama Canal is a force in worldwide commerce. It leverages its location at the intersection of two oceans and two continents and is responsible for a total of 15 percent of Panama’s GDP. Its number one customer is the … Continue reading

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Amnesty International Releases Report on Torture of Women by Mexican Authorities

MARFA, Texas — Amnesty International has released a report that details physical and psychological torture of women arrested by Mexico’s army and police. This reinforces the United Nations’ conclusion that torture is commonplace in Mexico. In April, a video was leaked showing Mexican police and soldiers suffocating a … Continue reading

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Texas To Mexico Pipeline: Unfinished Business In The Big Bend

MARFA, Texas —Six landowners in west Texas have won a series of awards totaling in the millions of dollars against a company building a controversial natural gas pipeline. A seventh case went against a landowner. The landowners are part of a group … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Unaccompanied Minors In The Hands Of Traffickers

MARION, Ohio — Over the last three years, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have fled Central America for the U.S. At least 19 have wound up in the hands of labor traffickers. That was the case in Ohio, where … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Thousands Of Child Migrants Go Unrepresented In Immigration Court

LOS ANGELES — On a sunny afternoon in May, a petite 14-year-old girl walked through the doors of Public Counsel, a Los Angeles legal services organization, and filled out intake paperwork hoping the organization would represent her in court. She spoke … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis: Migrants Run Dangerous Gauntlet On Guatemala-Mexico Border

This is the third in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one and two. ARRIAGA, Chiapas — The town of Arriaga in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas perfectly encapsulates how migration … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Tracking U.S. Influence On Mexico’s Southern Border Plan

This is the second in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.” Listen back to part one here. CIUDAD HIDALGO, Chiapas — In 2012, a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security declared that Mexico’s southern border … Continue reading

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